Spirituality and mysticism have been indispensable parts of the lives of people for ages. Especially in the Indian subcontinent, a belief in the cosmic has been constant and prominent. These beliefs have manifested in various ways – through religion, rituals, mythology, folklore, and literature. Different forms of artistic media have incorporated these themes, revealing their manifold meanings, reading between the lines. Sufism, Tantra, or Buddhism – having faith in a higher power, transcending the physical realm and touching the spiritual realm, or communicating and establishing a loving relation with an all encompassing entity – all of these have sustained, and are still here.

 
Prachya Review in curious to know how we explore and express spirituality, mysticism, and the cosmic in our literary and artistic creations. These, therefore, are the theme of the next issue. We are looking for stories, poetry, essays, flash fiction, art, photography, and photo stories on spirituality, mysticism, and the cosmic. Translations are welcome as well.
 
Find out your works that relate to these themes and send them to prachyareview@gmail.com within 15 June 2018.
 

Rules for Submission:
1. Send your write-ups in Word file. Include your biography (short, not more than a hundred words) and a photo. Photo is not mandatory, but we prefer including it. 
2. Please mention in the subject of the email which category you are submitting to (e.g. poetry/ story/ drama/ flash fiction/ article/ essay/ review/ art/ uncategorized). And please give the writer’s or artist’s name and the title of the submission as the name of the word file, just to help us keep track.
3. When you are sending poems, please send at least three; it gives us a chance to choose and select.
4. Word limit is 3000 for prose and not more than 300 for flash fiction. There is no word limit for poetry.
5. Please do not send multiple pieces belonging to separate genres, e.g. poems, stories, articles all together. Try to maintain one genre in one contribution; it makes things easier for us.
6. We expect new and unpublished pieces from you. We have no objection whatsoever if you republish your piece. However, we expect you to attribute that it was first published in Prachya Review.
7. Submission for the next issue is open till 15 June 2018. If the submission is selected, the writer, poet, or artist will be notified by the editors.
8. Please keep patience till the deadline is over. We will notify you about the selection as soon as we can. We are not paying for any writings or artworks but we hope one day we will. So bear with us, read our published issues, and give us your feedback about Prachya Review.

For any inquiry: shafinurnahar@gmail.com,  asp.nomad@gmail.com and iancraven@tfc.edu